Fight Night Review 8th December 2018

On Saturday night Sheffield gave us a packed night of boxing action, here’s my fight night review of all the action.

Kell Brook V Michael Zerafa

Kell Brook wins a wide unanimous decision but has he past his best.

From the opening bell Brook looked to land big shots and Zerafa just looks slow, at this rate Zerafa will be lucky to make it through the opening round but somehow he made it to the bell. In the 2nd round Brook just picked up where he left off landing big shots, however in this round Zerafa did have some success. In the 3rd round Zerafa was starting to have more success Brook will have to be careful if Zerafa starts to grow in confidence this could be a much harder fight. Then back comes Brook with good shots of his own. In the 4th Brook was landing big shots but then back came Zerafa. Although Brook is clearly winning this fight if he wants to get into the world title picture he needs to be getting rid of the likes of Zerafa. At the start of the 5th Zerafa was landing some good shots has Kell Brook taken Zerafa too lightly.

Going into the second half of the fight Brook has won every round but it’s not the performance anyone was expecting. In the 6th round Brook was back behind his jab but he wasn’t following up with anything. At the end of the round Brook rocked Zerafa but he took it well. In the 7th Brook was landing the better quality shots. Midway through the round Brook rocked Zerafa but then back he came. In the 8th Brook was starting to walk Zerafa down and land big shots, but then back came Zerafa. The 9th was much the same as the rest of the fight yes he won the round but he’s taking too many shots, and then Zerafa rocked Brook and he looked ready to go.

Into the championship rounds we go Brook is winning the fight but it’s a terrible performance. In the 10th Brook was looking tired against a better opponent he would have been taken out by now. In the 11th Brook continued to walk forward and land shots then back came Zerafa Brook is having to force all his work.

Going into the final round I had Brook 10 rounds up. In the 12th round Brook went looking for the finish, but once again back came Zerafa. At the final bell I had Brook 11 rounds up but that doesn’t tell the story of the fight.

Jono Carroll V Guillaume Frenois

The Judges couldn’t split them as the fight is scored a draw so will we see a rematch as this was an eliminator for the world title.

In the 1st round Frenois was on the front foot looking to make Carroll work so he can throw on the counter. It was a close round but Carroll just got the better of it. In the 2nd it looked like Carroll was trying to go to the body, However Frenois is having a lot of success of his own, with seconds to go in the round Frenois was rocked and he looked ready to go but he made it to the bell. In the 3rd the better quality boxing was coming from Frenois but it was another close round. I know it’s early but this could be fight of the night, again at the end of the round Frenois was rocked . At the start of the 4th you could see that Carroll was growing in confidence. It’s only the 4th round but it looks like Frenois is starting to feel the pace. At this point in the fight all the good work was coming from Carroll. In the 5th both men seemed happy to let their hands go, although Frenois’s jab still looked sharp and he’s having a good round the quality shots were coming from Carroll.

Going into the second half of the fight I have Carroll 4 rounds up he just needs to keep the pace up and not walk into a shot. In the 6th Carroll was landing some good shots to the head, but Frenois is coming back well. Carroll needs to stop loading up with every shot. In the 7th Carroll was still landing some good shots he’s doing better in this round of not loading up and just using his boxing skills. In the 8th Carroll once again looked like he was just looking for that one big shot and Frenois is able to counter. In the 9th Carroll was landing some good shots to the body that could work well for him as we go down the stretch

So into the championship rounds we go and I had Carroll 2 rounds up. In the 10th both men let their hands go and Frenois was having the better of it. If Carroll was to use his boxing skills he would win this fight. In the 11th Carroll has gone back to his boxing but now it’s Frenois having the better of it, Carroll is starting to look like he’s struggling.

Going into the final round I had it a draw so it’s all to play for in this round. In the 12th Carroll started well but both were having success I couldn’t split them in this round so at the final bell I have it a draw.

Kid Galahad V Brayan Mairena

Kid Galahad put in a good performance to win on point’s next stop for him a world title shot.

In the 1st round Galahad came out looking to land big shots, it looks like he’s trying to make a statement. However Mairena was looking to make a fight of it throwing shots of his own. In the 2nd round Galahad stayed on the front foot landing shots to the head and body, although he’s still not having it his own way as Mairena is making him work. In the 3rd Mairena came out looking to let his hands go however it’s not really working for him as he’s getting caught on the counter. It looks in this round like Galahad has up the pace landing combinations. In the 4th round Galahad continued to box well staying on the front foot, at the moment it looks like Galahad can land at will. In the 5th Galahad just stuck to his boxing skills, this has been a good performance from Galahad the only thing missing is the stoppage. The 6th was much the same as the rest of the fight to be honest I think Mairenas corner should think about pulling him out because he’s never going to win this fight. In the 7th Mairena was just hanging in there as Galahad is just able to do what he wants. In the final round Galahad just kept landing good shots with nothing coming back from Mairena.

Also On The Bill:

Anthony Fowler: Scored a stunning knockout in the opening round to move to 9-0.

Terri Harper: Scored a 2nd round knockout to move to 5-0.

Qais Ashfaq: Put in a punch perfect performance to score a 5th round knockout to move to 4-0.

Josh Kelly had to withdraw from his fight due to illness, however the fight has been rescheduled.

Hope you enjoyed the fights and comment below and let me know your thoughts. What was your fight of the night?

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Fight Night Review 30th November 2018

On Friday night we saw a packed night of boxing action from Italy, here’s my fight night review of all the action.

Andrea Scarpa V Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes put in a punch perfect performance to win a split decision to become the new European champion

Hughes made a bright start in the opening round working well off the jab then following it up and making Scarpa take a step back. In the 2nd Hughes landed some nice shots then going back to his jab, in looks like at the moment Scarpa can’t land a glove on Hughes. At the start of the 3rd Hughes continued to land good shots, but Scarpa is having a better round but was it enough for him to win the round. In the 4th Hughes was having success with the jab then going to the body. At times it looks like Scarpa doesn’t want to be there and Hughes is landing at will. In the 5th Hughes continued to work well off the jab he’s clearly boxing to a game plan, as the fight goes on I can see Hughes getting the stoppage.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Hughes 4 rounds up and boxing really well. In the 6th Hughes continued to land his shots and Scarpa is just walking round the ring. In the 7th round Hughes picked up where he left off, but in this round Scarpa is looking to throw more shots. In the 8th round Hughes was starting to fall short with his shots but there was still not much coming from Scarpa. At the start of the 9th Hughes landed some good shots it looked like he’s trying to up the pace to get the stoppage. In the 10th Hughes continued to box well Hughes landed at will with his jab. In the 11th it was starting to look more like a sparring session then a fight with Hughes able to do whatever he wants

Going into the final round I had Hughes 8 rounds up. In the 12th Hughes just did what he’s done for the whole of the fight landing the jab then landing the hook. This has probably been one of the best performances of Hughes’s career. At the final bell I had Hughes 9 rounds up.

Devis Boschiero V Martin J Ward

Martin J Ward wins a controversial split decision.

In the 1st round Ward came out working off the jab, Boschiero was walking forward but he wasn’t landing anything. Ward started well but he needs to start throwing combinations. In the 2nd Ward continued to work well off the jab, but then Boschiero landed a good shot of his own. Ward needs to stop Boschiero from closing the distance, take a step back then throw a shot. In the 3rd Ward continued to box well but Boschiero is having a good round, Ward needs to get back to his game plan because the more success Boschiero has the more he’s going to grow in confidence. In the 4th Ward was doing a good job of going to the body it looks like Boschiero is starting to feel the pace. It’s starting to look like Ward is taking control of the fight. The start of the 5th was a bit scrappy but still most of the quality was coming from Ward.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Ward 4 rounds up and boxing well it would be nice to see him step it up and go looking for the stoppage. In the 6th Ward continued to work off the jab although Boschiero isn’t taking a backward step he’s not really landing anything clean, but toward the end of the round Boschiero started to let his hands go. In the 7th Ward continued to go to the body but he is starting to get drawn into Boschiero’s type of fight. By the midway point Ward started to take control again. At the start of the 8th Boschiero started to let his hands go again but he’s taking too many shots on the way in. Throughout the round the better work was coming from Ward. Boschiero made a bright start to the 9th but then Ward took control again landing a number of good shots and he’s starting to push Boschiero back. In the 10th round Ward still looked fresh landing good shots to the body, he just has to make sure that he doesn’t get careless. In the 11th Ward just stuck to his boxing working well off the jab but it would be nice to see him let his hands go more. Then Ward had a point taken for using the elbow to me that looked harsh.

Going into the final round I had it very wide to Ward. In the 12th Boschiero continued to come forward but still the better shots were coming from Ward. At the final bell I had Ward winning it by 10 rounds.

Fabio Turchi V Tony Conquest

Fabio Turchi scored a 7th round knockout but Tony Conquest put in a good performance

The 1st round started a bit cagey both men just finding their range there wasn’t much in it but the better work was coming from Turchi. At the start of the 2nd Conquest was working well off the jab but then he was reaching with his right hand, but he definitely seems to be growing in confidence. In the 3rd both were looking to be on the front foot this is another close round I think this one could come down to what you like. In the 4th Conquest looked to continue to land big shots this has been a much better fight than I thought it would be.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Conquest 1 round up. In the 5th Turchi was starting to take control of the fight landing some good shots and bullying Conquest. In the 6th Turchi continued to control the fight on the inside. However Conquest is trying to take a step back to create some distance. At the start of the 7th Conquest hit the canvas off a volume of punches and straight away it was clear he wasn’t going to beat the count.

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Fight Night Review 10th November 2018

On Saturday night The Manchester Arena gave us a packed night of boxing that will go down in history. Here’s my fight night review of all the action.

Oleksandr Usyk V Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew put in a brave effort before getting knocked out in the 8th round.

The 1st round was very cagey both men just trying to find their range and distance, neither man wanting to commit to early, there was nothing in it. In the 2nd round both men started to work off the jab Usyk is landing more shots, but Bellew was having great success to the body and Bellew is having the better off it. Usyk started the 3rd brightly but Bellew is doing a good job of landing on the counter and Usyk is walking on to shots. In the 4th Bellew started well but then he got caught by a shot from Usyk but he took it well. Then Bellew landed a big shot of his own which troubled Usyk. In the 5th both men were looking to land their shots. It looks like Usyk is having to force his work were as Bellew’s work is flowing.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Bellew 2 rounds up. At the start of the 6th Bellew was caught with a big shot, but he’s not letting Usyk settle. Bellew is working well off the jab, however you can see Usyk is coming into this fight. At the start of the 7th Usyk started going to the body and he got Bellew pinned on the ropes, then he came back with a shot of his own. It looks like Bellew could be feeling the pace. In the 8th Usyk is staying on the front foot rocking Bellew, then Usyk landed a perfect left hand to wipe out Bellew.

Anthony Crolla V Daud Yordan

Anthony Crolla wins a wide unanimous decision to set up a world title shot.

The 1st round started very cagey but Crolla was having success to the body. In the 2nd round both men came out looking to work off the jab, but Crolla still seen to be having the better of it. Crolla was still having success to the body. Yordan has had a better round but Crolla just edged it. Crolla started the 3rd well as the fight started to open up most of Crolla success was when he went to the body, that could pay off later in the fight. At the start of the 4th Yordan started to let his hands go but he’s taking too many shots before he gets off. In the 5th it looked like both men had up the pace still the better quality punches where coming from Crolla.

Going into the second half of the fight Crolla has won every round but it’s a quality fight. At the start of the 6th Crolla continued to go to the body well. Then out of nowhere Yordan landed a good body shot that hurt Crolla , and now he’s going to work landing combinations to the head and body. In the 7th Crolla is still throwing and landing shots but at this point in the fight the better work is coming from Yordan. In the 8th Crolla started brightly landing some good shots it looks like he’s got a 2nd wind. In the 9th Crolla continued to go to the body, but then Yordan came back with combinations of his own.

So into the championship rounds we go and I had Crolla 8 rounds up. In the 10th Yordan started to go for it I think he knows he’s a mile behind on the cards. In the 11th Yordan continued to throw shots but nothing was landing clean but he made Crolla work for every minute of every round

In the final round Yordan gave it everything he had but then back came Crolla with the better quality shots. At the final bell I had Crolla 9 rounds up.

Ricky Burns V Scott Cardle

Ricky Burns scored a stunning 3rd round knockout

In the 1st round both men were looking to use their boxing skills Burns was having the better of it cutting Cardle’s nose. At the start of the 2nd Burns continued to work off the jab then following it up with the right hand. Scott Cardle just looks like he’s been outclassed. In the 3rd round Burns just continued to tee off on Cardle, it doesn’t look like he’s got anything that can hurt Burns or keep him off. Then out of nowhere Burns landed the perfect right hand and he hit the canvas. He made it back to his feet but his legs where gone and the referee stopped the fight.

Josh Kelly V Walter Fabian Castillo

Josh Kelly continued his perfect start to his professional career with an opening round knockout.

In the 1st Kelly came out quickly using his boxing skills and then Castillo hit the canvas. He beat the count but Kelly just continued to land at will giving the referee no choice but to stop the fight.

David Allen V Ariel Esteban Bracomonte

David Allen won after the referee stopped the fight at the end of the 7th round on the advice of the doctor.

In the 1st round Bracomonte came out looking to let his hands go but Allen was doing a good job of keeping his head moving. At the end of the round Allen rocked Bracomonte with an uppercut. In the 2nd Allen was landing some good shots to the head and body but Bracomonte didn’t take a backward step. Toward the end of the round Bracomonte rocked Allen with a big combination. In the 3rd round both men continued to land big shots, Allen was rock but Allen came back with a good shot of his own and Bracomonte looked ready to go but somehow he made it to the bell. At the end of the 4th both men were landing big shots with both men getting rocked. However both men were looking tired.

Going into the second half of the fight in was close on the cards but whomever lands clean next will win. At the start of the 5th Allen landed a big right hand, this was a quiet round with both men feeling the pace. The 6th was another quiet round it’s starting to look like both men would just be happy to go the distance. This is an entertaining fight to watch but it’s not a good advert for heavyweight boxing. The 7th was much the same as the second half of the fight, but toward the end of the round Bracomonte was rocked again and his legs looked gone but again he made it to the bell. At the end of the round the referee stopped the fight on the advice of the doctor Bracomonte was clearly injured.

Sam Hyde V Richard Riakporhe

Richard Riakporhe remained undefeated as the towel came in from Hyde’s corner because of an eye injury.

In the 1st round both men came out looking to work off the jab, it was a close round but I think Riakporhe had the better of it. In the 2nd round Hyde tries to get in close but Riakporhe was able to keep him off with his jab. Toward the end of the round Hyde was having some success to the body. At the start of the 3rd Riakporhe was still working well off the jab he’s winning the rounds but it would be nice to see him let some of his power shots go. In the 4th round Riakporhe was still working and having more success. Midd way through the round Riakporhe started to let his power shots go.

Going into the second half of the fight Riakporhe has won every round Hyde is not boxing badly he’s just getting out worked. In the 5th Riakporhe was still looking to let his hands go. In the 6th Hyde looked to go to work but still the better quality work was still coming from Riakporhe. In the 7th round both were looking to throw power shots. In the 8th round Riakporhe got Hyde pinned on the ropes and Hyde’s eye is really swollen, so much so the towel came in from the corner.

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Fight Night Review 13th October 2018

On Saturday Night Newcastle hosted a packed night of quality boxing, here’s my fight night review of all the action.

Lewis Ritson V Francisco Patera

After a great fight Francisco Patera shocked Newcastle as he wins a split decision.

In the 1st round Ritson looked to get straight down to work, working off the jab then looking to follow it up with the right hand. He’s doing a good job of mixing his shots up to the head and body. Patera made a bright start to the 2nd but Ritson just kept walking forward throwing his own shots it looks already like Patera’s nose has gone, and Ritson just keeps landing shots. In the 3rd Ritson just picked up were he left off working off the jab then landing the power shot and even when he’s not throwing he’s keeping the pressure on Patera, how much more can Patera take. In the 4th Ritson just kept hunting Patera down but Patera was having success of his own he just hasn’t got the power to hurt Ritson. At the start of the 5th Patera made a good start landing shots to the head and body, Patera is slowly starting to come into this fight as he rocked Ritson slightly.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Ritson 4 up but Ritson needs to be careful as it looks like Patera is coming into the fight. In the 6th Ritson wasn’t taking a backward step but the better quality combinations where coming from Patera. Toward the end of the round Ritson rocked Patera but he came straight back. In the 7th Patera started well this is becoming a very close fight Ritson needs to start landing combinations, however it does look like Patera is feeling the pace but then out of nowhere he rocked Ritson and he looked ready to go. At the start of the 8th it looked like Patera was going looking for the finish with next to nothing coming back from Ritson. Once again at the end of the round Ritson was rocked and he needed the bell.

Going into the championship rounds I had Patera 2 rounds up and Ritson looked like he’s got nothing left in the tank. In the 9th Ritson has completely stopped throwing combinations he’s just throwing single shots. In the 10th Ritson was starting to look a bit one dimensional and Patera knows what’s coming and he’s just able to block it. Then Patera lands another hard combination which rocks Ritson yet again and he had to hold. He looks ready to go he needs the bell, somehow he makes it to the bell, but if Patera has another round like that the fight could be over. In the 11th Patera is light on his feet and Ritson looks out of gas and like he doesn’t know what to do. Midway through the round Ritson is able to land power shots but it still not enough for him to win the round.

Going into the final round Ritson needs a knockout on my card. In the 12th Patera was able to go toe to toe with Ritson. Ritson was getting into the pocket but he’s not landing anything. So to the judges we go I had it to Patera by 1, but whatever happens I would love to see a rematch of this one.

Robbie Davis Jr V Glenn Foot

Robbie Davis Jr wins a wide unanimous decision to win the British and Commonwealth titles.

In the 1st round both men where trying to find their range and distance working off the jab. The game plan for both of them was clear Foot wants to be on the front foot and Davis wants to keep it at range. It was a close round but I think Davis just edged it. At the start of the 2nd round Foot landed some good shots but it was another close round this is shaping up to be a good fight. In the 3rd Foot was staying on the front foot but he wasn’t landing anything clean. Midway through the round Foot rocked Davis and his face is a bloody mess, at this point in the fight Foot is getting the better of the exchanges. At the start of the 4th Davis rocked Foot but back came Foot with shots to the body. This is a very scrappy fight with the clash of styles. In the 5th it was a another scrappy round but a close round but I think the better work came from Davis

Going into the second half of the fight I had Davis 2 up but it’s a very close fight. At the start of the 6th it looked like Foot was trying to up the pace but he was just hitting fresh air, but by the midway point in the round Foot did land some good body shots but still the better quality was coming from Davis. The 7th was much the same as the rest of the fight with Davis trying to box and Foot trying to get on the inside and make it scrappy. Toward the end of the round it looked like Davis lost his shape and it looked like he was feeling the pace. In the 8th the fight was still very scrappy but now it looks like Foot is having the better of it. However Davis is doing a better job of keeping the fight at range which means he’s able to land the quality punches. Davis made a bright start to the 9th Foot is been aggressive on the front foot but he’s not landing anything, and now it looks like Foot is feeling the pace.

So into the championship rounds we go and I’ve got Davis 5 rounds up. In the 10th Foot looked like he’s got nothing left and Davis is able to just land his shots. At this point in the fight surely the only way Foot can win would be by knockout and I just can’t see that happening. In the 11th it looked like Foot knew he was behind but he just couldn’t do anything about it. Davis has now taken control of the fight.

Going into the final round I had it very wide to Davis and it looked like there’s nothing Foot can do about it. The final round was the same as the second half of the fight Foot coming forward but doing nothing with it and Davis was just able to pick him off.

For a fight that I’ve really been looking forward to it hasn’t been a classic there won’t be a rematch of this one.

Joshua Buatsi V Tony Averlant

Joshua Buatsi continued his perfect start to his career with an opening round stoppage.

In the opening round Buatsi was working off the jab then going down stairs to the body with less than a minute gone in the fight Averlant hit the canvas off 1 of those body shots, he beats the count and Buatsi is going looking for the finish. Buatsi continued to go to the body then move up to the head it looks like Averlant has no answer. Then with 20 seconds to go in the round he goes down again and this time it looks like he doesn’t want to get up, he tried to beat the count but as he got up he went down again and the referee waved it off.

David Allen V Samir Nebo

David Allen scores a knockout in the first minute of the opening round

From the opening bell Allen went straight to the body then with over 2 minutes to go in the round Nebo hit the canvas off a huge body shot and the referee waved it off.

Simon Vallily V Craig Glover

Craig Glover out classed Simon Vallily to score an 8th round stoppage.

The 1st round started slowly with Glover trying to work his way in off the jab, in the early going both men where landing good shots to the body. Then Glover timed a perfect left hook which put Vallily on the canvas he beat the count but he looks very unsteady on his legs. Now Glover is going looking for the finish but Vallily made it to the bell. At the start of the 2nd Glover was landing power shots to the body rocking Vallily more than once it looked like Glover could land at will. However Glover had to be careful because Vallily is a hard puncher. In the 3rd Glover continued to work off the jab and Vallily is just looking for 1 good shot. Glover continued to work the body and Vallily doesn’t look like his minds on the fight. At the start of the 4th Glover continued to box really well landing shots to the head and body as well as some real nice combinations. Glover kept landing heavy shots it looks like it’s only a matter of time before he gets the stoppage.

Going into the second half of the fight Glover has won every round and is boxing really well. In the 5th Glover kept landing big left hands, then things went from bad to worst for Vallily as he had a point deducted for a deliberate head butt. Throughout the whole fight Vallily just looks disinterested and like he doesn’t want to be there. In the 6th Glover stuck to his boxing landing shots to the head and body. Then he landed another big combination I think Vallily’s corner should think about pulling him out. In the 7th it was much the same with Glover doing everything right landing some nice shots. In the 8th Glover was going for the finish landing 3 or 4 big shots giving the referee no choice but to stop the fight.

Also on the bill:

John Docherty: Won his professional debut in just 18 seconds.

Anthony Fowler: Continued his perfect start to his professional career with a 5th round knockout.

Joe Laws: move to 3-0 with a 4th round stoppage.

Hope you enjoyed the fights comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Fight Night Review 8th September 2018

On Saturday night the Arena Birmingham hosted a packed night of boxing action. Here’s my fight night review of all the action.

Amir Khan V Samuel Vargas

Amir Khan came off the canvas to win a unanimous decision over a very brave and game opponent.

In the 1st round Khan got straight down to work landing big shots but then doing a good job of mixing it up with his boxing skills then getting out of range. Midway through the round he rocked Vargas and he looked ready to go he couldn’t cope with Khan’s hand speed or power. In the opening seconds of the 2nd Khan put Vargas on the canvas he beat the count. However he continued to take a lot of punishment for the rest of the round. Then with seconds left in the round Khan’s chin was questioned and once again it was found lacking as he hit the canvas hard. The 3rd started slowly then Khan timed the perfect shot and Vargas went down again, he very quickly beat the count now Khan went looking for the finish but somehow Vargas made it to the bell. Khan started the 4th using his boxing skills setting Vargas up with the jab than working the body. Then Khan started to tee off again rocking Vargas once again. At the start of the 5th it was Vargas throwing the power shots but Khan came back well landing punch after punch of his own.

Going into the second half of the fight I had Khan 4 rounds up but I can’t see this one going to the judges . In the 6th Khan was pinned on the ropes at the start but he soon took control, but Vargas is showing everyone that he’s got a big heart and an Iron jaw. In the 7th Khan continued to land big power shots but Vargas was taking them well and coming back with shots of his own. The 8th started slowly both men must have been feeling the pace. It looked like both were taking this round off as they were both just throwing jabs. Then at the end of the round Khan did land some good shots. Khan started the 9th working off the jab but it looked to me. like he was starting to run out of gas. Once again he rocked Vargas but he couldn’t keep up the attack. At the start of the 10th both men went toe to toe with Khan getting the better of it. By the midway point in the round Khan was on the run Vargas was Looking the more likely to get the stoppage. In the 11th Khan came back well but Vargas would not quit.

Going into the final round I had Khan 2 rounds up in the 12th both men continued to land big shots but Vargas still looked the fresher of the two the round itself was a bit scrappy with neither man landing anything clean.

Sam Eggington V Hassan Mwakinyo

Hassan Mwakinyo shocked Birmingham and Sam Eggington as he is stopped in the 2nd round.

In the 1st round Eggington came out looking to back Mwakinyo up then land the power shot, it looked like he really wanted to put on a show in front of his hometown crowd. Then at the end of the round he got careless and was rocked with a shot. At the start of the 2nd Mwakinyo came out looking to take Eggington out and he was able to land at will with nothing coming back from Eggington which gave the referee no choice but to stop the fight.

Jason Welborn V Tommy Langford

After an amazing 12 rounds Jason Welborn retains his British title with a tight split decision.

The 1st started a bit cagey both just trying to find their range, but by the midway point in the round the punches started to flow then with seconds left in the round Welborn put Langford on the canvas with a big right hand but he beat the count and made it to the bell. At the start of the 2nd Langford didn’t look fully recovered if Welborn could land one more good shot the fight would be over by the midway point in the round Langford’s legs looked back under him but he was still taking a lot of shots. At the start of the 3rd Langford landed some power shots of his own which seemed to rock Welborn. Then out of nowhere Langford took one clean on the jaw and he hit the canvas again he beat the count and struggled through the rest of the round. In the 4th it look like Welborn was going looking for the finish but he was only looking for one big shot instead of using his boxing skills. Then Langford started to have success of his own. In the 5th Langford started to throw power shots I think he knows that the only way he was going to win this fight would be by knockout.

Going into the second half of the fight I had it wide to Welborn and to be honest I can’t see away back for Langford. In the 6th Welborn continued to land good shots, but he needs to stop throwing single shots and go back to combinations. In the 7th Langford was throwing a number of good body shots and it looks like Welborn’s work rate has dropped off a bit in this round. In the 8th Langford looked like a different fighter he was the one that was on the front foot and now Welborn is starting to look out of gas as Langford tees off. At the start of the 9th Langford was working well off the jab then following it up with the right hand. Midway through the round it looked like Welborn was trying to have one more go as he started to land some hard power shots.

So into the championship rounds we go, I’ve just got Welborn up but only because of the 2 knockdowns. In the 10th Langford continued to look the fresher of the two with very little now coming back from Welborn. In the 11th Langford just stuck to his boxing without doing anything silly. Then he rocked Welborn and he look ready to go.

What a turnaround going into the final round I had it a draw. At the start of the 12th Welborn came out like a man on a mission landing some hard shots. Then once again back came Langford this fight has been like something out of a Rocky movie, at the final bell I had it to Welborn by 1

Lewis Ritson V Oscar Amadorg

Lewis Ritson knocked out an overmatched opponent in the 3rd round.

In the 1st round Ritson got straight down to work landing power shots on Amador’s head and body, to be honest the 1st round was just a bit messy. In the 2nd Ritson stayed on the front foot and worked off the jab, it was clear to see that he was just using this fight to get ready for his big fight next month. Seconds into the 3rd round Ritson landed a big body shot which sent Amador to the canvas and he couldn’t beat the count.

Scott Fitzgerald V Craig Morris

Scott Fitzgerald scores a knockout in the final round of a great fight.

In the 1st round Fitzgerald came out looking to work off the jab, it was clear that he wanted to be on the front foot. Toward the end of the round Fitzgerald did rock Morris but he recovered well to make it to the bell. At the start of the 2nd Fitzgerald came out landing some nice combinations to both the head and body, there seemed to be nothing Morris could do to keep him off. Once a again at the end of the round Morris was rocked as he walked into one but again he managed to make it to the bell. Morris needs to find away into this fight or it could be a long night. In the 3rd Morris did start to have more success however throughout the round the quality shots seemed to be coming from Fitzgerald. In the 4th Morris continued to have success but he just couldn’t keep it up for the whole round, and then Fitzgerald would comeback with shots of his own. The 5th started a bit slower maybe both men are starting to feel the pace. Although Fitzgerald did continued to land his combinations. Then at the end of the round Morris did land some good shots but it wasn’t enough for him to win the round.

Going into the second half of the fight Fitzgerald has won every round on my card and he looks more then capable of getting the stoppage. Then in the 6th the fight turned around with Morris landing a number of nice power shots. In the 7th it was Morris on the front foot walking Fitzgerald down, it looked like Fitzgerald couldn’t keep up the early pace he set. In the 8th Fitzgerald came out looking to tee off but there was nothing on his punches and at this point in the fight it’s Morris that looks like he’s coming on strong and Fitzgerald looks like he’s got nothing left. The 9th was a very close round I think both men know this fight is tight. What started out looking like it was going to be an easy night for Fitzgerald has turned into a very entertaining fight to watch.

Going into the final round I had it a draw but you could score it ether way. In the 10th round both men went for broke and left it all in the ring. Then out of nowhere Fitzgerald landed the perfect shot that wiped Morris out, but I would still love to see a rematch of this one.

Also on the bill

Sean McComb: Scores a 2nd round knockout to continue his perfect start to his professional career.

Osman Aslam: Maintained his undefeated record with a stunning 3rd round knockout.

Qais Ashfaq Gets the stoppage after his opponents corner throws the towel in.

Gamal Yafai: Puts in a good performance to score a stunning 7th round knockout.

Ryan Kelly: Scored an opening round knockout to retain his area title, it now looks like he’s going to be looking to move up to Welterweight.

Hope you enjoyed the fights and comment below and let me know your thoughts.